Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc.
Located in Benicia, California, Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc. was founded as a small, family-owned and operated company in 1965, and has since grown to be a leading manufacturer of electronic effects, picks, capos, slides, strings and other musical instrument accessories. Dunlop is the home of such legendary products as the Crybaby wah and Tortex picks.
From Nylon to the famed Tortex and the innovative Ultex, Dunlop is the world-renowned producer of over 50 different models of picks. As a trusted creator of one of the most important tools of our industry, nobody else comes close in terms of quality, innovation, or scope. With picks available in a variety of textures, shapes, materials and artwork, we offer something for everyone'and with our custom imprint program we can produce any logo, signature, or both on the picks to make them as unique as the person requesting them. Whether you're a multiplatinum artist or a small local band, whether you play them or just collect them, you know you're getting the best.
When you step on a Crybaby, you're given the same freedom of expression that inspired some of the most classic songs and solos of all time. Guitar gods ranging from Hendrix to Slash have all used it as an integral part of their voice and tone. It's no wonder that the Crybaby is still the #1 selling pedal in the world. For over 28 years Dunlop has taken the Crybaby from its humble beginnings to an essential ingredient of creativity. Dunlop has continuously innovated and improved every aspect of this pedal, from its highest quality components and vast control options, all the way down to its heart and soul, the Fasel inductor, which gives it its unique and expressive voice. Dunlop manufactures and designs this pedal at its head quarters in Benicia, CA. We know this pedal inside and out. Today Dunlop offers over 15 different models, from signature series to custom shop models, each with its own unique voice. Put your foot down and be heard.
Since 1972, MXR has been a pioneer of the effects pedal market with the revolutionary development of tough and rugged stomp boxes, simple utilitarian designs, small sizes, and 100% rich analog tone. Today Dunlop continues MXR's traditional pedal line of original MXR classics that has come to define the brand, as well as new modern classics like the Carbon Copy and Fullbore Metal. However, MXR has never stopped innovating and continues to inspire with award winning designs. MXR Bass Innovations has recently released the Bass Octave Deluxe and Bass Envelope Filter with both pedals winning Editor Awards in Bass Player Magazine, and Platinum Awards from Guitar World Magazine. The MXR Custom Shop faithfully resurrects recreations of the long-lost vintage models such as the hand-wired Phase 45, as well as doing limited runs of pedals featuring premium components and highly modified designs such as the new Custom Comp.
Dunlop strings are designed, developed and manufactured at our state-of-the-art strings factory in Benicia, CA. Armed with the latest machinery, Dunlop string designer Les O'Connor, formerly of DR Strings and Black Diamond Strings, led the Dunlop design team to bring the Dunlop strings vision to life. Without being tied to a '60s string formula, Les took a modern and scientific approach to string design. With critical feedback from top touring artists, Les was able to design a string that met modern guitar player's needs. Dunlop Strings use traditional high quality materials and metals to produce non-coated guitar strings in standard gauges. In addition, innovative hybrid wrapping techniques and custom core-to-wrap ratios produce a superior low-tension string. All Dunlop strings are balanced set to set and come in corrosion inhibiting packaging that keeps them fresh.
Launched in 1992 by Jeorge Tripps, Way Huge Electronics quickly created a buzz among southern California guitar players and began to define the boutique effects market. In late 1999 with 15 models, the company closed its doors as Tripps pursued other opportunities to hone his skills as a designer. As Way Huge exited from the market, the demand for the products soared, driving online auctions well into the hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars.
In 2006, Dunlop welcomed Tripps and Way Huge into the family. Finally, Tripps was able to make Way Huge Electronics the way he had always envisioned, with a dedicated design team and production facility at his fingertips. Since then, Dunlop has helped Way Huge Electronics bring their hot-rodded vintage tones to the mass market at an affordable price.